sailed over and never happened to you, hitting the crossbar. is it fair it comes down to the penalty kicks which is did? >> i don't think it does. that is the cruel game of soccer. you can't really base a performance off pk. i think what we did in that final game was probably the best soccer that we have played, ball on the ground, possession style against one of the best possession style teams and i'm proud of my teammates for that. >> you -- did you get any sense, any of you can answer this, as this was developing, the degree to which the world was watching this in a way that they haven't in previous years? >> i think after that brazil game, the drama, the excitement, you know, the back and forth and winning on pks. after that game, i think it really is set in that, you know, america is really behind us, the support, all of the e-mails, you know? the tweets. everything that was going on was pretty amazing and at that point we realized we're in this tournament, you know? >> i know. >> and going on to the semis and beating a great team and france and then to the final.